University of East Anglia UEA

University of East Anglia UEA

Climate Change

Based in the Climatic Research Unit at the School of Environmental Sciences the course provides students with in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge of climate change science, society and policy; the course content equips our graduates for careers in areas as diverse as government agencies, business consultancies and academia; the course provides an authoritative assessment of the subject, including: recent climate history; present-day variations and climate prediction; the ways in which ideas of climate change impact on the environment, society and human welfare; the role of climate science in policy development; the course's temporal focus spans the Holocene period through to the year 2100, with particular emphasis on contemporary issues.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a good 1st degree, minimum 2.1 or equivalent, in environmental science or a related discipline. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose 1st language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all 4 components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in 1 of the listed countries.

Course modules

Core modules: climate change: physical science basis; dissertation; energy and climate change; research skills. Optional modules: climate change and development 1: science, impacts and adaptation; climate change and development 2: governance, policy and society; environmental assessment effectiveness; environmental pollution - science, policy and management; geoengineering the climate: science and policy; GIS and its applications for modelling ecological and environmental change; modelling environmental processes; natural resources and environmental economics; ocean observing systems; research topics in earth science; science, society and sustainability; stable isotope geochemistry; statistics and modelling for scientists using r; sustainable consumption; theory of environmental assessment.

Sponsorship information

UEA offers a limited number of scholarships for International students of up to 50 per cent of the value of tuition fees; these awards are based on academic merit.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 18 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 18 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 18 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 18 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,150 per Year 1 (EU) 18 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,150 per Year 1 (England) 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ East of England

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